IDEA Shortlist Series: Student Administration Services Centre

Shortlisted in this year's IDEA Public Space Category, Geyer's tech-savvy interior for the University of Sydney delivers an open and collaborative experience to support the student lifestyle.

Green divide: Joost Bakker on biophilic design

"I respect nature and never try to imitate it in my work, I believe we are human and all we can do is show nature the respect it deserves," says Joost Bakker. The influential sustainable designer discusses the limitless potential of biophilic design and shares his latest project, a new vertical garden system for Schiavello.

Dulux releases 2017 colour forecast

Developed by Bree Leech and Heather Nette King in collaboration with Andrea Lucena-Orr from Dulux, ‘Antidote: A Colour Cure’ includes four tactile palettes which provide a visual remedy to the sensory disconnect of our tech-heavy lifestyles.

Productivity and the creative workplace

Productivity and efficiency are simple to measure, but in today’s economy, businesses can’t survive without constant innovation and a focus on creativity. Sarah Kay of Woods Bagot looks at how designers can develop inspiring environments and provide tools to foster creativity.

The changing face of our workplace

A global shift in how the workplace functions is being driven by an emergent workforce that demands flexibility, comfort and embedded technology.

Reconceptualising the design studio for today’s students

How do educators design the collaborative studio environment to suit 21st century practice? A topical article by Dr Nicki Wragg, senior lecturer in design at Swinburne University of Technology.

Decoration is king

With a shift to apartment living, a new aesthetic of style and substance is permeating our cities. And more than evolving a style, the new approach to apartment living is evolving taste, as Kathy McKinnon discovers.

2014 Hansgrohe Award for Efficient Water Design

The competition for young design talents distinguishes five visionary bathroom concepts in the realm of the iF Concept Design Award 2014.

AHEC and Benchmark collaborate for ‘The Wish List’ exhibition

In celebration of the versatility of timber, the challenge is to produce all projects using a single material – American hardwood.

Green Interior Awards 2014 shortlist announced

The entries have been shortlisted across various categories including Residential, Office, Hospitality, Retail, Education, Aged Care and Healthcare.

Doing more with less

As the preeminent thought leader in her field, Leyla Acaroglu, and her firm Eco Innovators, has been championing systemic life cycle sustainability as key to a sustainable future.